Zion’s Pastor


Jeffrey P. Laustsen


Pastor Jeff Laustsen has served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church since May 2014.  A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, Pastor Jeff is a graduate of Ursinus College, the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and Princeton Theological Seminary.  Prior to coming to Zion, he served congregations in Linden and Waretown, NJ; Niagara Falls, Ontario; and Rockville Centre, NY.

Pastor Jeff is dean of the Nith Valley Ministry Area and serves as Vice President of Stratford and District Council of Churches.  In the local community, Pastor Jeff is a member of the Rotary Club of Festival City – Stratford and has performed in community theatre with the Stratford Community Players and The Community Players of New Hamburg.

Pastor Jeff and his wife Susan, an artist and musician, live in Stratford.